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  • Brandon 9:24 am on October 31, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 9: Brandon Marshall ready to hand out tricks and treats 

    To all of our devoted readers (and those who just stopped by for their first time), Happy Halloween! Make sure to go out and get some good candy (not the crappy kind that you hated getting as a kid!) to pass out to the kids tonight…or risk having to clean up toilet paper and shaving cream up in the morning.

    Anyways, last week something relatively new happened in the world of FFGeekBlog hits and misses, which was that for the first time of the season, my feature pick did not completely bomb…nor did he do extremely well. For week eight, I recommended that you start Jets running back Thomas Jones at all costs against a Swiss-cheese style Kansas City run defense. If you took my advice, you probably don’t completely hate me…but you’re most likely not making up nicknames for me that include the words “genius”, “psychic” or “super awesome.” Against the Chiefs, Thomas Jones managed a mere 54 yards on the ground and also scored a touchdown, so while his fantasy stats weren’t something to cry about, they also weren’t something to warrant cover space on the revered Hits and Misses column.

    After the dust settled though, even with Thomas Jones earning a “push” rating for the week (and J.T. O’Sullivan playing so badly that he lost the starting gig!), I still finished with a solid 16-4-5 (hits-misses-pushes) record, riding upon the shoulders of huge games from Drew Brees, Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, along with predictable stinkers from the Colts star receivers. This week I’ll try to continue my trend of solid picks, so here we go…


    • Brandon Marshall, WR, Broncos: While Marshall’s numbers may have “dropped off” over the past few weeks (only 18 receptions for 200 yards in the last three games), it’s not because quarterback Jay Cutler was not looking his way. Brandon continues to get more looks than almost any other receiver in the league (possibly the most) and this week, following the bye, playing at home, against a fairly bad Dolphins secondary, I expect a huge performance from my doppelganger (in name only.) Cutler will have a big day, but I think it’s Marshall who reaps the most rewards as he hands out tricks to the Dolphins and treats to the fans. (More …)
    • Brandon 10:59 am on November 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Wow Brandon Marshall…way to make me look bad…and give the both of us a bad name!

  • Matt 4:39 pm on October 24, 2008 Permalink
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    Desperation is a Stinky Cologne: Extreme Sleepers for Week 8, 2008 


    In a bind? This column is for those of you who, due to injuries or other circumstances, find yourselves with a gaping hole at QB, RB or WR and need a stop-gap player to plug in for one week.

    Unlike our waiver-wire columns, I’m not advising you to pick these players up if you’re seeking long-term production. Thanks to matchups, injuries, or other favorable conditions, these usually useless players are worth a look this week, but probably aren’t good long-term options.

    Note: “% owned” statistics are an average of that player’s ownership percentage in all Yahoo and ESPN leagues, rounded to the nearest percent.


    I’d love to be able to suggest a desperation-use-only quarterback for this week, but the truth is that none of the guys I’d normally consider here (those with 50% or lower average ownership) have good enough matchups to make them worth starting. Brad Johnson against Tampa Bay? Pass. Marc Bulger at New England? No thanks, not after what the Pats did to Denver. JaMarcus Russell against Baltimore? No friggin’ way. Kerry Collins against Indy (or anyone for that matter)? A couple of weeks ago I would have considered it, but it’s now crystal clear that his only role is to give an occasional breather to the Titans’ wrecking ball of a running game. Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Seneca Wallace, and Tyler Thigpen are all stashed in my No Way, No How drawer until further notice.

    The best option in the under-50% crowd is probably Joe Flacco against the Raiders, who give up 224 passing yards per game, 11th-worst in the league. But he’s far from what I’d call an intriguing option.

    Moving on to other positions and hopefully greener pastures…

    Running Backs

    Kolby Smith, KC (18% owned) You could do far worse for a bye-week plugin than Smith. He supposedly will split carries with Jamaal Charles, but given that Charles was only given three carries last week to Smith’s 10, I’m willing to bet that the split will again be in Kolby’s favor. The Jets rush defense is better than most, though, so Kolby’s no more than a desperation start – don’t pick him up unless you really need him.

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  • Brandon 11:50 am on October 24, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 8: T-Jones up next to abuse the Chiefs 

    After weeks of mediocre results, last week I hit the jackpot with my picks (must have been the renaming of the post!) I finished up 17-7-6 (hits-misses-pushes) for the week, carried there by the stellar play of the Titans running game versus the joke that is the Kansas City Chiefs defense. I also got some help from a few other running backs including Ryan Grant, who finally found the endzone, and Dominic Rhodes, who filled in quite nicely for the injured Joseph Addai and rewarded fantasy managers with two touchdowns. While the Jets passing game failed pretty miserably against what I thought was supposed to be a weak Raiders pass defense, it wasn’t enough to keep me from my best week of the season.

    This week I’m going to continue my trend of hating on the Chiefs defense by recommending all the Thomas Jones owners out there get him in your lineup this week. While I’m usually not too keen on picking against a team twice in a row (you figure they’ll try to make SOME adjustments), it’s just too good to pass up at this point. Anyways, here’s the rest of your hits and misses for week 8:


    • Thomas Jones, RB, Jets: T.Jones has come alive the past two weeks (much to the enjoyment of his owners…like me!) with possibly the two best games of his career in terms of touchdowns (week 6) and yards (week 7.) As a reward for his hard work, this week he gets to take on a Chiefs defense that was absolutely annihilated by the Titans running game last week. If starting a running back at home against a defense that is allowing 5.6 yards per carry, 207 yards per game and has allowed 12 rushing touchdowns already this season is something you’re interested in (it better be), get Jones in your lineup ASAP! (More …)
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